'Spring' into Spring

11 September 2015

Spring. It's here. The cold season is officially behind us and as the weather warms up and everyone begins to emerge from hibernation, it can be a struggle to get back into the swing of things.

It can be easy to fall into the 'winter trap', losing both inspiration and motivation as the gloomy weather takes hold, bringing your mood down with it. All you want to do is curl up in bed, under your (several) blankets, with a hot drink and the television remote until the heat finally returns. It can be impossible to get out of bed many mornings and it's easy to feel uninspired, lazy and just, blegh. 

Sometimes you just need a little push to regain motivation and bring some life back into your life! Here are some of my top tips to help you do just that!

De-clutter. Also known as a 'Spring Clean'. Honestly, clearing out your space, getting rid of all the junk, sweeping up the dust and re-organising everything to create a space you want to spend time in - there's no better way to start the season! Clear space, clear mind!

Set some goals. Figuring out what you want to work towards is the first step in dragging yourself out of a winter rut. Setting goals gives you something to aspire to achieve and work towards. Do you want to lose 5kg? Start a blog? Spend more time with your friends? Save up for a holiday or some new shoes? Think about it, and set yourself some goals.

Make a vision board. This is such a great, fun way to gather the goals you've set, find some inspiration, and put together a visual representation of what you'd really like to set your sights towards. Ever since I started making vision boards, I honestly believe that the things I've been wanting in life have begun to manifest themselves in some way and it's really helped me to stay on track for what I want to achieve. You can stick inspirational quotes, pictures of dream travel destinations, a graduates cap, the apartment you'd love to live in, a number of blog views you'd like to reach - anything important to you!

Get outside and smell the roses (or whatever flowers are blooming near you). Being cooped up inside all winter can really put a damper on your mood. Get up, get dressed, and get outside - the fresh air will do you a world of good as you take in that spring feeling!

Catch up with friends. I'm sure we're all guilty of letting relationships fall through the cracks over winter, especially when the desirable alternative is to stay home in your p.j's and sleep. Get on your phone, Facebook - whatever, and organise to catch up for lunch or shopping with some friends. Reconnect with friends, have some social interaction, it'll be fun - promise!

Update your wardrobe. Who doesn't love a little retail therapy? Not me, that's for sure. I find that one of the best ways to welcome spring with open arms is with some new spring wardrobe pieces. Now I'm not saying you should spend all your money on things you don't really need and if you don't then you'll feel gloomy and uninspired forever, not at all. If you've got more important things to spend your money on then that'll always come first, and maybe you simply don't want anything new - but a few affordable pieces can really help you brighten up and feel good. Whatever works, right!

Begin a health kick. Chances are, you've been indulging in some naughty, hearty foods throughout winter and your body's feeling a bit sluggish and weak as a result. Now is the perfect time to...
and, bonus - you'll have a head start on that 'summer body' everybody strives to achieve (in the two weeks before summer arrives that is)!

What are some of your favourite ways to put some 'spring' into your step? Let me know in the comments below! 

Thanks so much for reading, and Happy Spring! <3

xx Chontelle Louise


  1. My spring goals, are getting more fit and healthy for summer as well as de-cluttering my school locker and clothes wardrobe- both need serious attention! Great post

    Gina | Life and Lights

    1. Those are great goals - I definitely need to get more fit and healthy too, I've kind of let that go over winter!
      Thanks for reading lovely <3

  2. I'm super excited that its Spring over here in South Africa too!!!!!!!!! AHHH the beach is definitely going to see alot of me

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    1. Yesss! I'm really excited for some sunny beach-going weather again, at last! Although it'll definitely take longer than expected for me now - I'm used to being able to go to the beach from September-June in Brisbane, apparently it's not getting THAT warm in Melbourne until late October/early November :'( Have fun lovely!

  3. It's summer in my country pretty much all year round... but it's not as cool as it sounds :'( I need a nice little winter once in a while haha <3

    Lipstick and Mocha

    1. Aw no I know what you mean - I'm from Brisbane - Queensland, Australia, and it's basically summer all year round up there too! It can be terrible but at the same time, winter can be so brutal, especially when you're used to summer 24/7!

  4. I just published an entire blog post about my blogging goals for the year

    http://petitemaisonoffashion.blogspot.com/ ♥


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